INTRANETS AND DIGITAL ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION RESOURCES - TOWARDS A PORTABLE METHODOLOGY FOR DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

Authors
Citation
H. Rosenbaum, INTRANETS AND DIGITAL ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION RESOURCES - TOWARDS A PORTABLE METHODOLOGY FOR DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT, Proceedings of the ASIS annual meeting, 34, 1997, pp. 14-26
Citations number
28
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Information Science & Library Science","Computer Science Information Systems","Computer Science Information Systems
ISSN journal
0044-7870
Volume
34
Year of publication
1997
Pages
14 - 26
Database
ISI
SICI code
0044-7870(1997)34:<14:IADOIR>2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
According to recent estimates, approximately 150 new business web site s are being established each day (Bournellis, 1995). Although impressi ve, these estimates miss an important source of significant growth in web use and development - the Intranet: an internal organizational web , providing secure communication and accessibility to a wide variety o f digital organizational information resources. The intranet is becomi ng an integral feature of many organizations' communication and inform ation technology infrastructures, and many organizations are committin g time, money, and resources to the rapid development of this latest t rend in organizational computing. What are the problems involved in de signing and protoyping an intranet for a large organization? This pape r begins with a discussion of the concept of the intranet, comparing a nd contrasting it with groupware (JSB, 1996), and presents an argument for its value based on a technical and information management conside rations (Microsoft, 1996; Strom, 1995). An intranet development projec t for an academic organization is presented in some detail, after whic h the paper concludes with a description of a portable, user-centered and team-based methodology for the design and development of organizat ional intranets.